spring fever

Sometimes I think about how noble and healthy it would to take the
plunge, and become vegan.  But then I find amazing recipes like this one and I know it’s just never going
to happen.

Grilled  Eggplant Towers with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

Grilling the eggplant first adds lots of toasty, smoky flavor. Layer
in colorful heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella slices for a real
show-stopper.      

Servings: 2-4
Time: 60 minutes

  • 1 organic eggplant, cut in thick slices
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 organic tomatoes, cut in thick slices
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or fresh mozzarella, sliced thin – my preference)

1. Heat your grill to
medium.
2. Place the eggplant slices on a large baking sheet. Brush oil over the
slices. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill the eggplant slices for 5-7 minutes each side, until soft.
4. Assemble the towers by stacking the eggplant, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil
leaves. Place a sprinkle of mozzarella and an eggplant round on top.
5. Heat the towers in a 350° oven for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve
warm.

Oh my…

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3 thoughts on “spring fever

  1. Fortunately, I don’t feel ignoble at all drooling as I read this recipe. Mozarella, tomatoes, and basil are three of my favorite things. Add olive oil and even eggplant can be made palatable.

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